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Sunshine Media Announces the Return of MD News Magazine to the Triangle Marketplace in its Exciting New Format

(triangle.dbusinessnews.com): Sunshine Media has announced the new-and-improved MD News magazine to the Triangle area. As a syndicated custom publication that reaches 100 percent of the physician audience in the Triangle, MD News offers healthcare marketers a sophisticated form of marketing that delivers results. One of the fastest growing forms of marketing today, custom publishing involves an editorial product that targets physicians and healthcare leaders in a local, clearly defined area and supports the marketing and communication objectives of its editorial subjects to a highly targeted audience.
   
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Former 'PW' Publisher George Slowik Buys Magazine

(publishersweekly.com): Publishers Weekly has been acquired by PWxyz, LLC, a newly formed company headed by one-time PW publisher George Slowik. The acquisition includes the Web site publishersweekly.com and Publishers Weekly Show Daily. The new company will retain all of PW's editorial, art, and advertising employees and the magazine will remain headquartered in New York City. Cevin Bryerman will stay as publisher with Jim Milliot and Michael Coffey serving as co-editors. Slowik ran PW in the late 1980s and early 1990s, leading the publication to record profits despite a poor economy.
   
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Florida to post complaints against health professionals online

(miamiherald.com): A big gap in consumer information on healthcare professionals in Florida is about to get filled: The state Department of Health will begin posting pending complaints online, according to an internal memo. Equally important, members of the public who use the Medical Quality Assurance site will be alerted to the fact that there's a pending complaint against a health professional. Until now, pending administrative complaints could be public documents for months or even years without anyone knowing they existed outside the Department of Health and the physicians' defense bar.
   
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Digital Books Now Qualify as Textbooks

(myfoxatlanta.com): The Georgia House has adopted legislation that would expand the definition of textbooks to include digital devices and online books. The bill was approved unanimously in the House on Wednesday. It allows schools to use funds earmarked for textbook purchases in elementary and secondary schools to use that money for items like e-readers.
   
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How bookselling sites are squeezing the independents

(booksandmud.blogspot.com): In the early days of internet bookselling, there was AbeBooks, a Canadian company launched in 1996 whose mission was to provide a platform for booksellers to reach a wider audience, whilst maintaining their individuality. You paid Abe a monthly fee for listing your books, and another fee when a book sold. AbeBooks was a success: after all, it made sense to join together with other booksellers who had different inventories to yours. You reached customers you could never reach on your own, and life looked good.
   
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